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Poetry is used to express share and even can act as a stress or angry reliever Through poetry one can share their true and inner feelings about something they are passionate about Mila D Aguilar is a Filipino writer who studied in the University of the Philippines Diliman Aguilar was not your average UP grad student Aguilar was the Philippines communist leader also known as the New Peoples Army back in the martial law days Aguilar believes that the Philippines government is corrupt and it needed some sort of reform Joining the New Peoples Army she tried to fight for equality and corruptionWhile she is incognito she wrote her most controversial poetries Amongst these poetries is To a Foreigner in which she rants about the government In the poem To a Foreigner Mila D Aguilar usesgruesome imagery to expose what has been done to her comrade and to the people who once thought the government was honest then uses metaphors to express that no foreigner will ever understand where her anger for the government is coming fromAguilar utilizes graphic imagery to illustrate to the reader what had the government done to her comrade In the poem Aguilar rants about the government and mentioned her comrade she saidYesterday I heard A Comrade had been ambushed One of five bullets Had smashed through his young heart Carbo 8Here Aguilar illustrates someone she knows had been a victim of an extrajudicial killing Aguilars friend has been targeted by the government who wants her comrade killed Aguilar wants us to see how aggressive the government can be against the people who are not in favor of government Aguilar shows here the governments willingness to use its power above law to do everything in their hand to
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